By Hugh Brown
For the last 50 years we’ve listened to people say that they are personally opposed to abortion, but they would never force their “view” on others. If a woman wants to have an abortion, so be it. “Who am I to judge?” they say.
This deception has cost millions of human beings their lives. Not only that, but it has shone light on the darkness and cowardice of Catholic clergy who have failed to stand up against this falsehood and evil, and their weakness has empowered the cornerstone of the culture of death. If Catholic clergy at all levels defended the sanctity of life, as they have been entrusted to do, abortion would be viewed and scorned as the horrific evil it is.
Murder is the gravest of evils because death is permanent. Murder robs a human being of who he is and all he was meant to be. The cost of murdering a child in the womb is incalculable. The world we live in today is fallen and has been shaped by the absence of hundreds of millions of people worldwide who have been exterminated prior to birth.
Christ said that the greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself and that the greatest act of love is to lay your life down for your neighbor. Abortion is the exact opposite of this love. Abortion robs a person of life. It robs a mother of her child.
Catholics who profess personal opposition to abortion yet state they support a woman’s choice to abort her child are not just enablers of this barbaric practice, they are culpable and responsible for death.
I cannot be personally opposed to the death penalty but support a state’s right to do so. If so, I am a hypocrite. I stand for nothing.
I cannot be personally opposed to murdering children and profess my support for you to choose to do so. If I do, I am hollow. I am a deceiver, and I serve evil.
The fact that people state they have a personal opposition to abortion is an admission of guilt. They know it’s wrong. They know it’s murder. That statement alone should mean an automatic excommunication from the Catholic faith. May God raise up powerful clergy to take back our Catholic faith from deceivers, cowards, and murderers.